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Distinguished UC-Berkeley Dean Leads Academic Affairs At SMU

Paul W. Ludden, dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California-Berkeley and scholar in environmental biochemistry, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at SMU. He will join SMU in time for the fall 2007 semester.

As provost, the University’s chief academic officer, Ludden will oversee all aspects of academic life, ranging from admissions and faculty development to supervision of SMU’s seven schools, library system and international programs.

2011-05-26T13:10:42+00:00 August 7, 2007|

Basketball Scores New Facility

SMU broke ground in December on the Crum Basketball Center, a state-of-the-art facility for the men’s and women’s basketball programs scheduled to open in October 2007. The Center is made possible by a leadership gift of $6 million from Sylvie P. and Gary T. Crum (’69), an SMU trustee.

2017-04-04T10:24:39+00:00 August 7, 2007|

A Leading Gift

Showing that sometimes leadership occurs behind the scenes, an anonymous donor has made a $40,000 gift to the Mustang Leader Scholarship Endowment Fund, with the first $6,500 scholarship to be awarded to a student for the 2007-08 academic year.

2017-04-04T10:24:42+00:00 August 7, 2007|

$10 Million Gift Establishes Funds For Faculty And Student Support

A gift of $10 million from the Honorable Roy M. Huffington (’38) of Houston will establish endowments to support faculty compensation and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at SMU. Each totaling $5 million, the funds will be known as the Huffington Bicentennial Faculty Endowment Fund and the Huffington Bicentennial Scholarship Endowment Fund.

2017-04-04T10:24:43+00:00 August 7, 2007|

Our Progress: New Knowledge And Traditional Values

Mark Hopkins, 19th-century educator and president of Williams College, reportedly said that for education to occur, all that is needed is a student and a teacher sitting at opposite ends of a log. Although that image does not befit today’s educational environment, it does capture the importance of the special relationship between learner and instructor. That is why recruiting and retaining a distinguished faculty is so important to SMU’s progress. Excellent faculty who create stimulating learning environments will best serve the aspirations of our students, and the reputation arising from this quality will help SMU advance among the top private universities in the nation. For these reasons, in preparing for our next major gifts campaign, we have identified faculty resources as a high priority.

2017-04-04T10:25:39+00:00 August 7, 2007|
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